At its December 9 meeting, the Cypress City Council selected Rob Johnson as Mayor and Mariellen Yarc as Mayor Pro Tem for 2020. Outgoing Mayor Stacy Berry was recognized and presented with a plaque in honor of her 2019 term.
Mayor Johnson thanked his colleagues for their support and pointed out that the City Council is now filled by all former mayors. He shared some of the City Council’s 2020 goals: constructing the police department modernization, seismic retrofit and emergency operations center upgrade; community outreach for the Shea mixed-use project; exploring partnership opportunities between the Community Festival and the city’s new and successful Third of July celebration; start of construction on Cypress’ new sports park; and initiating the process to rehabilitate Arnold Park, the oldest park in Cypress. The new year will also see a new restroom and concession building at Oak Knoll park and the rollout of the Neighborhood Preservation code enforcement program.
Mayor Johnson is serving his second term on the Cypress City Council. During his first term he also served as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Mayor Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration-Marketing from California State University Long Beach and an Associate of Arts Degree from Long Beach City College and is a graduate of the Long Beach Police Academy. Mayor Johnson is also the Southwest Regional Director of Sales for Crystal Geyser/CG Roxane handling all Trade Channels in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico. He volunteers his time to various non-profit organizations including the Cypress High School Athletic Booster Club and Grad Night Committee, Cypress Girls Softball, AYSO Soccer, Cypress Chamber of Commerce, and the Cypress Festival Committee.
Mayor Pro Tem Mariellen Yarc is also serving her second term on the Cypress City Council. During her first term, she served as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Mayor Pro Tem Yarc holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Southwestern University of Law. She recently retired after a 30-year career as a Family Law Attorney. She is also an active member of the Woman’s Club of Cypress and the Cypress Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered her time to various charities and was formerly a Commissioner for both the Cypress Recreation & Community Services Commission and the Senior Citizens Commission.
This article was released by the City of Cypress.